To provide school administrators, policy makers, community members, and researchers with better research tools on Indiana school referenda data, CEEP has redesigned the Database of Indiana School Referenda.
With the passage of Public Law 146 in 2008, the Indiana General Assembly established referenda for school construction and General Fund levies as a mechanism of school funding. The law abandoned Indiana’s petition and remonstrance process for most school construction projects in favor of voter referenda. In addition, General Fund referenda are required for any school district seeking to raise property taxes beyond established tax caps.
The full Database of Indiana School Referenda is available for download as an Excel file. The file includes school referenda data, results, and summary statistics.
Explore Indiana school referenda outcomes, requested tax increases, and vote shares by interacting with the data visualizations in three tabs:
Notes: The data visualizations above are based on the information contained in the full Database of Indiana School Referenda. School corporation locales are from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Other school corporation data (Corp. #, City, County) are from the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Compass website. Referenda data are from the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF) with vote results coming from various local news sources and StateImpact Indiana.
Any errors or omissions in the data are the sole responsibility of the developers and should not be attributed to the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy, the NCES, the IDOE, the DLGF, or StateImpact Indiana.
More information on Indiana’s school district referenda can be found in three CEEP education policy briefs:
For any questions, comments, or suggestions concerning the data provided, please contact CEEP at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-4438.
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